Tuition Waivers

Several kinds of tuition waivers are available to Bunker Hill Community College students. These waivers include, but are not limited to, National Guard, veterans, senior citizens, Native Americans, state employees and wards of the state. In order to receive a tuition discount, students must present the waiver at the time of registration. If students present the waiver after registration, the College will make no adjustment.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not fund all courses; therefore, the use of certain waivers for those unfunded courses will be restricted. Students eligible for waivers should obtain clarification from the Admissions and Registration Desk before making course selections.

For more information on all categories of Tuition Waivers, visit The Massaschuetts Department of Higher Education's Office of Student Financial Assistance State Financial Aid Programs.

Employee Tuition / Fee Waivers Summary

BHCC AFSCME & Non-Unit Classified Employees

Employee CategoryState-Supported SSNon-State Supported NSNon-Credit Tuition NOCR***General Course Fee GCFETechnology Fee & TECFHigh Cost Course Fee HCCR
Full-Time 100% 50% 50% 100% 100% 0%
Full-time-Dependents 100% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Part-time  50% 25% 25% 50% state
25% non-state
50% state
25% non-state
0%
Part-time-Dependents 50% 25% 25% 0% 0% 0%

Non BHCC AFSCME & Non-Unit Classified Employees

Employee CategoryState-Supported SSNon-State Supported NSNon-Credit Tuition NOCR***General Course Fee GCFETechnology Fee & TECFHigh Cost Course Fee HCCR
Full-time & Dependents 100% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Part-time & Dependents 50% 25% 25% 0% 0% 0%

MCCC/MTA

Employee CategoryState-Supported SSNon-State Supported NSNon-Credit Tuition NOCR***General Course Fee GCFETechnology Fee & TECFHigh Cost Course Fee HCCR
Full-time Employees & Dependents 100% 50% 50%

50% State

0% non state

50% State

0% non state

0%

Non Unit Employees

Employee CategoryState-Supported SSNon-State Supported NSNon-Credit Tuition NOCR***General Course Fee GCFETechnology Fee & TECFHigh Cost Course Fee HCCR
Full-time & Dependents 100% 50% 50% 50% 50% 0%
Part-time Non Unit Professionals & Dependents 50% 25% 25% 25% 25% 0%

Other State Employees

Employee CategoryState-Supported SSNon-State Supported NSNon-Credit Tuition NOCR***General Course Fee GCFETechnology Fee & TECFHigh Cost Course Fee HCCR
State Employees & Dependents 100% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
State Police/Firefighters 100% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%

***BHCC Employees are responsible for certain fees, such as High Cost Course Fees.

**Children of community colleges and university AFSCME members must be dependents and 25 years old or less to be eligible for tuition waiver.

Categorical & Other Tuition/Student Fee Waiver Summary 

Veterans

Veterans are eligible for the 40-100% Federal Tuition Reimbursement Program.  See Tuition waiver for all Massachusetts veterans to all state colleges and universities

Veterans 40%-100% dependent upon years of service, with honorable discharge should furnish a copy of their documents to the Veterans Center.  Post GI bill/Dependents.  A veteran must be a legal resident of MA and must not be in default of any federal student loans.

National Guard members

National Guard members are eligible for 100% Tuition Reimbursement Program paid by National Guard.  Submit requests online, print certificate once approved see the Veterans Center

Students receiving National Guard Welcome Home benefits should furnish a copy of their Documents to the Veterans Office.  Must be an active member of the Massachusetts National Guard in good standing.  Has not exceeded the 130 semester credit hours maximum when combined with Certificate of Eligibility.

Adopted/Foster Care Children

Adopted and Foster Care Children are eligible for the State Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Foster Children under 24 years of age at the beginning of the academic year: see the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Foster Child Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program for program information and eligibility requirements.

Adopted Children under 24 years of age at the beginning of the academic year: See the See the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Adopted Child Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program for program information and eligibility requirements.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and questions.

The Adopted/Foster Child Fee waiver is based on state-funding, and the percentage of student fees covered is reported to BHCC at the start of each  semester.  Please note that fee waiver only covers state-supported student  fees and all students must file a FAFSA and be making satisfactory academic  progress to be eligible.  Please furnish Financial Aid office with an official copy of the tuition/fee waiver award letter.

Other Categories

CategoryState-Supported SSNon-State Supported NSNon-Credit Tuition NOCR***General Course Fee GCFETechnology Fee & TECFHigh Cost Course Fee HCCRMore Information
Senior Citizens (over 60 years) 100% 100% 50% 0% 0% 0% More Information
Native Americans must be a state of MA resident for at least 6 months 100% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% More Information
Mass Rehab/ Mass Commission for the Blind 100% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% More Information
9/11/2001 Tragedy 100% 100% 100% 0% 0% 0% More Information
High School Valedictorian 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% More Information
Human Service Workers 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% For Specified Courses approved by hiring agency only
Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% More Information
Cross registered students 100% 100% 0% 100% 100% 100% See Admissions & Enrollment